Our Mission 

GENEDGE is Virginia’s best public resource to help manufacturing and industry innovate, compete, and grow.

Our Vision

To be Virginia’s go-to resource that accelerates the growth of manufacturing and technology industrial clusters and quality jobs.

GENEDGE Annual Report 2017
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GENEDGE Annual Report
GENEDGE Annual Report 2016
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GENEDGE Annual Report

Our Unique Advantage

Since 1992, GENEDGE has been a business consulting organization providing Virginia’s industrial and manufacturing sectors access to expert business solutions, which otherwise are often only accessible to larger companies. Through our national affiliation with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network of over 50 centers nationwide, we have access to industry-wide benchmarks and proven, results-based solutions.

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GENEDGE helps our clients generate a sustainable competitive edge through process improvement, growth services, and job creation. We understand what helps businesses grow and provide innovative services to assist our clients developing and implementing strategies that promote growth. At GENEDGE our strategic vision is to help our clients innovate, compete, and grow their bottom lines.

Consulting Services Delivery 

Our partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Wytheville provides additional expertise to deliver MEP services statewide.


The Commonwealth of Virginia is represented by our board of trustees, which is a fiduciary board appointed by the governor. Key members of our board are also advocates of manufacturing through the governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Board, an entity which serves as a policy resource for the governor and his cabinet.

Board of Directors

2017 Chair and Vice Chair:
Tamea L. Franco, Chair
CEO & President, Global Metal Finishing; Chair, GENEDGE Executive Committee

Marc Foglia, Vice Chair
President & Co-Founder, NVIS, Inc.

Click here to review our current board of directors’ list and see a list of all meetings.